Style Star of the Month | December 2018

Hey there Gorgeous!

Pop the bubbly because 2018 is coming to an end! We’ve been honored to feature so many wonderful women as our Style Stars of the Month this past year. This month, we’re recapping all of the Style Stars who made our year such a great one!

In addition to being ambassadors for Kollectin, our Style Stars are passionate Boss Babes who aspire to inspire women across the globe through their style, business, music, travels, and art. Their ambition and fearlessness to flaunt their individuality are traits that Kollectin deeply admires and values.

Let’s not only raise a glass to this year’s Style Stars, but to YOU, too, babe! We made it through this year together, and we so look forward to crushing 2019 with you!

XOXO,
Your Friends at Kollectin

SERENA LAUREL

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WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS?

I'm an Artist an I aspire to create. Music is my passion and sharing my music with the world makes me happy. I just finished my first year of college for Music Composition and will continue working on my BA while navigating auditions, working with brands and making music.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

My music is a stylish blend of retro acoustic pop sprinkled with jazz. I feel like I dress the same way. I pull from vintage finds. I like modern bold one-of-a-king statement pieces mixed with relaxed garments. I'm also very attracted towards suiting in bold colors and patterns. I like to blend styles like a good acai bowl.

READ THE REST HERE, AND VISIT SERENA’S TINY BOUTIQUE AT KOLLECTIN.ME/SERENALAUREL.

KAILA YU

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CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF? 

I'm a food and travel writer who also happens to be a fashionista, brand strategist, and cat lover!

AS A KOLLECTIN STYLE STAR, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN USING KOLLECTIN TO SHOW YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND INFLUENCE OTHERS? WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KOLLECTIN? 

I absolutely love the selection of jewelry within Kollectin. I am a statement jewelry type of girl and Kollectin has an endless collection of dangling designs. There's nothing better than having a new selection of jewelry every month to inspire all of my #ootd choices!

READ THE REST HERE, AND VISIT KAILA’S TINY BOUTIQUE AT KOLLECTIN.ME/KAILAYU.


MEHGAN JAMES

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WHO ARE YOUR MUSIC AND FASHION INSPIRATIONS?

Currently, my music inspirations are Beyonce and Drake! Fashion wise it's Rihanna.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

My personal style all depends on how I'm feeling but mainly I'm laid-back, casual, and very much “tomboy-ish” but I also know how to dress up when appropriate.

READ THE REST HERE, AND VISIT MEHGAN’S TINY BOUTIQUE AT KOLLECTIN.ME/MEHGANJ.


JEZLAN MOYET 

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WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS? 

My mission is to create a platform that inspires, enlightens, entertains, and ignites a positive change in the world. I aspire to inspire through fashion, beauty, and business.

YOUR PICTURES ON KOLLECTIN ARE STUNNING. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE PERFECT PICTURE? 

Have fun, don't take yourself too seriously. Turn up the music and vibes. Keep it simple, less is always more. And be sure you have great lighting! 

READ THE REST HERE, AND VISIT JEZLAN’S TINY BOUTIQUE AT KOLLECTIN.ME/JEZLAN.

MAYA HOPE HAIDER

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HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

Streetwear. I'm on two very distinct sides of the style spectrum. I can be the most casual tomboy in athletic inspired street wear (you'll pretty much NEVER see me in jeans) and also very girly when I want to dress up in party dresses.

YOU HAVE SUCH GREAT STYLE! WHAT JEWELRY TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO?

I don't always wear these, but I'm getting excited about big statement pieces. Hoops. Stars. Anything eye catching.

READ THE REST HERE, AND VISIT MAYA’S TINY BOUTIQUE AT KOLLECTIN.ME/MAYAHOPEHAIDER.


KIKI WONGO

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WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS?

Ultimately, I would like to achieve world domination. Haha, half kidding. I want to travel the world and share stories of culture and beauty from across the globe to our viewers. 

WE ARE SUCH A BIG FAN AND WANT TO SEE MORE OF YOU! WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE?

Currently, Kaila and I spent the year traveling the world to so many exotic destinations. We’re in the process of some great new beginnings for next year, so stay tuned on our adventures at www.nylonpink.tv.

READ THE REST HERE, AND VISIT KIKI’S TINY BOUTIQUE AT KOLLECTIN.ME/KIKIWONGO.

Style Star of the Month | November 2018 | Kiki Wongo

CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF? 

My name is Kiki, but my real name is Kristin. I got the nickname “Kiki Wongo” from my high school computer teacher, which stuck throughout my career as a musician. I’m an internationally toured musician who shared the stage with acts like Taylor Swift, Usher, Bret Michaels, The Misfits, and more. Currently, I love traveling the world with my bestie, Kaila Yu, and we are both founders of the Travel/Beauty/lifestyle blog NylonPink.tv.

WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS?

Ultimately, I would like to achieve world domination. Haha, half kidding. I want to travel the world and share stories of culture and beauty from across the globe to our viewers. 

WHO ARE YOUR MUSIC AND FASHION INSPIRATIONS?

I listened to a lot of death metal when I was in high school. I was definitely inspired by a lot of goth and heavy music initially. However, throughout the years, I’ve learned to love pop music, KPOP, and electronic music along the way. I definitely have a darker edge when it comes to style inspiration, but also have a feminine side, which is derived from my travels playing music. 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

My personal style is like a chameleon. I’ve had so many influences throughout the years that I couldn’t categorize it under a particular umbrella. I love edgy, artsy and street styles during the day, but I also love feminine and pretty outfits for the night. Also, I’m currently obsessed with the color yellow.

AS A KOLLECTIN STYLE STAR, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN USING KOLLECTIN TO SHOW YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND INFLUENCE OTHERS? WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KOLLECTIN?

I can’t describe to you enough how much Kollectin has changed the way I see style. My style is still changing here and there, but the biggest evolution was when I discovered your brand. I can really get the most creative inspiration basing my outfits with your bold pieces. I’ve found pieces in my Kollectin boxes that I would have never worn before, but found them to be astonishing and style-defining. I’m obsessed and will for sure be a long time customer of Kollectin.

YOU HAVE SUCH GREAT STYLE! WHAT JEWELRY TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO FOR THE FALL?

I am obsessed with big bold pieces. Things that pop and become a stand-alone statement. I also love everything gold.

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO PIECE OF KOLLECTIN JEWELRY?

By far, my favorite piece of all time are the huge pearl drop earrings. They went well with EVERYTHING I wore and got so many compliments on them!

YOUR PICTURES ON KOLLECTIN ARE STUNNING. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE PERFECT PICTURE?

The number one thing is to be yourself. Your authenticity is something people are wired to read a mile away. Don’t try to force anything that you wouldn’t do. Also, the rule of thirds. ;)

WE ARE SUCH A BIG FAN AND WANT TO SEE MORE OF YOU! WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE?

Currently, Kaila and I spent the year traveling the world to so many exotic destinations. We’re in the process of some great new beginnings for next year, so stay tuned on our adventures at www.nylonpink.tv.

CONNECT WITH KIKI ON INSTAGRAM - @KIKIWONGO

VISIT KIKI’S TINY BOUTIQUE - KOLLECTIN.ME/KIKIWONGO

Style Star of the Month | October 2018 | Maya Hope Haider

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CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF? 

My name is Maya and I’m 19 years old. I love to stay busy. Exploring new things, new tastes, and new places! In my free time, I love learning about new fashion trends and seeing where the world is headed. When I was younger, I used to make Vine and YouTube videos. I hope to take YouTube more seriously in the not too distant future!

WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS?

I'm pretty ambitious. I want to be successful in as many areas as possible.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

Streetwear. I'm on two very distinct sides of the style spectrum. I can be the most casual tomboy in athletic inspired street wear (you'll pretty much NEVER see me in jeans) and also very girly when I want to dress up in party dresses.

AS A KOLLECTIN STYLE STAR, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN USING KOLLECTIN TO SHOW YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND INFLUENCE OTHERS? WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KOLLECTIN?

I love the team here. I hang out with them at the office, meet up with them after they're working, I feel super close to the company. I love learning from how Nadia runs her business. I love hanging out and growing with Mariana. And of course I love being a part of their awesome campaigns and photo shoots.

YOU HAVE SUCH GREAT STYLE! WHAT JEWELRY TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO FOR THE FALL?

I don't always wear these, but I'm getting excited about big statement pieces. Hoops. Stars. Anything eye catching.

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WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO PIECE OF KOLLECTIN JEWELRY?

My Los Angeles necklace by Melios ❤️

YOUR PICTURES ON KOLLECTIN ARE STUNNING. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE PERFECT PICTURE?

I like my photos to look candid but with a hint of vintage. Can't live without the grain tool on VSCO.

WE ARE SUCH A BIG FAN AND WANT TO SEE MORE OF YOU! WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE?

I really hope to open up an online store with clothing inspired by my own streetwear meets girly style. That's one of my big aspirations right now.

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CONNECT WITH MAYA ON INSTAGRAM - @mayahopehaider

VISIT MAYA’S TINY BOUTIQUE - KOLLECTIN.ME/MAYAHOPEHAIDER

Style Star of the Month | September 2018 | Jezlan Moyet

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CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF? 

My glass is always half full, usually with French roast or French rose. Fueled by faith and caffeine, I'm a believer, a dreamer, a model, and a Gemini. As an entertainment correspondent based in Los Angeles, I host America's first daily live streaming lifestyle talk show, Good Morning LaLa Land, avail on AppleTV + ROKU. With years of experience hosting premieres, press junkets, and some of the most glamorous live events, I've been blessed to interview some of the most notable influencers, celebrities, and pop culture phenoms.  My purpose – my passion in life – is to create and tell unforgettable stories. 

WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS? 

My mission is to create a platform that inspires, enlightens, entertains, and ignites a positive change in the world. I aspire to inspire through fashion, beauty, and business.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? 

Chic, and trendy. A wise woman once said, "Life is not a dress rehearsal." So I do my best to wake up, show up, and SHINE.

AS A KOLLECTIN STYLE STAR, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN USING KOLLECTIN TO SHOW YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND INFLUENCE OTHERS? WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KOLLECTIN? 

I love the community of Kollectin! It has fostered creativity and collaboration and provides women the ability to build a business for themselves. It gives me the opportunity to explore new styles, stay on trend, and share with my fellow lady bosses. I never know where the day will take me and with Kollectin I'm ready to rock whatever meeting, date, premiere, or run way comes my way.

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YOU HAVE SUCH GREAT STYLE! WHAT JEWELRY TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO FOR THE FALL? 

I love layering necklaces and sharing your personal style/story through jewelry.... like my Charmed zodiac piece by Mehgan James. It's perfectly on trend and timeless.

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO PIECE OF KOLLECTIN JEWELRY? 

The Brenda Ring - love LOVE love! I get more compliments on this single piece of jewelry than any other piece I have ever worn - its the perfect addition to any look, day or night!

YOUR PICTURES ON KOLLECTIN ARE STUNNING. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE PERFECT PICTURE? 

Have fun, don't take yourself too seriously. Turn up the music and vibes. Keep it simple, less is always more. And be sure you have great lighting! 

WE ARE SUCH A BIG FAN AND WANT TO SEE MORE OF YOU! WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE? 

You can follow my journey from the studio to the red carpet and all of my pretty messy life in between on insta @jezlan. There are some amazing guests, influencers, and inspirations Monday - Friday live at 9am on my talk show, Good Morning LaLa Land and my podcast LA Unscripted, is available on iTunes. I'd love to connect with you and share your story, ideas and suggestions.

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CONNECT WITH JEZLAN ON INSTAGRAM - @JEZLAN

VISIT JEZLAN’S TINY BOUTIQUE - KOLLECTIN.ME/JEZLAN

Style Star of the Month | August 2018 | Mehgan James

 
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CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF?

I'm a southern girl from Houston Texas and I love everything fashion related. 

I worked in TV on a few reality shows which brought me to Los Angeles.
Coming to LA is what set me on the path that opened my eyes to my true calling, which is fashion design. 

I currently have a clothing line called 800 West, and now I have collaborated with Kollectin to release my own Jewelry line Charmed by Mehganj.

WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS?

My aspiration in life is to become a professional actress while maintaining and growing my fashion brand, 800 West

WHO ARE YOUR MUSIC AND FASHION INSPIRATIONS?

Currently, my music inspirations are Beyonce and Drake! Fashion wise it's Rihanna.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?


My personal style all depends on how I'm feeling but mainly I'm laid-back, casual, and very much “tomboy-ish” but I also know how to dress up when appropriate.


AS A KOLLECTIN STYLE STAR, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN SUCCESSFUL USING KOLLECTIN TO SHOW YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND INFLUENCE OTHERS? WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KOLLECTIN?


Since joining Kollectin, I have been able to witness how people piece together different designs and get inspired by each other’s styles. What I really love about Kollectin is that they are creating a community for women to make the shopping experience that's more special for them.

YOU HAVE SUCH GREAT STYLE! WHAT JEWELRY TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO?


I'm looking forward to Baroque-inspired jewelry, It adds to my sophisticated side. 


WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO PIECE OF KOLLECTIN JEWELRY?

The Aquarius zodiac necklace from my Charmed by Mehganj collection obviously! It's a very personal collection that I collaborated with Kollectin to realize, and it'll be released on the 13th this month starting with Leo!




YOUR PICTURES ARE STUNNING. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE PERFECT PICTURE?


Lighting. Lighting. Lighting! It’s all about the lighting, honey. 


WHAT/WHO INSPIRED YOU TO DESIGN YOUR COLLABORATION COLLECTION WITH KOLLECTIN?


I'm very connected to astrology, learning about how our zodiac signs and the planets all intertwine with each other. 


WE ARE SUCH BIG FANS AND WANT TO SEE MORE OF YOU! WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE?


Well, Charmed by Mehganj will have its public debut this month, I'm looking forward to putting together its release party. My brand 800 West is growing and will take on new ventures to help expand the brand. Also, I will be trying to continue my acting career so within the near future you will see me on the big screen.

 
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Connect with Mehgan on Instagram - @_mehganj

Visit Mehgan's Tiny Boutique - Kollectin.me/mehganj

Style Star of the Month | July 2018 | Kaila Yu

CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF? 

I'm a food and travel writer who also happens to be a fashionista, brand strategist, and cat lover!

WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS? 

I want to teach everyone that travel is accessible to everyone, and I plan on launching a course, teaching on how I built my travel career!

WHO ARE YOUR MUSIC AND FASHION INSPIRATIONS?

For music I love Muse and Guns N Roses, Lady Gaga and Britney spears. For fashion I will always be in love with Chanel and gwen stefani's style

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

My personal style is preppy boho with a splash of sexiness 

AS A KOLLECTIN STYLE STAR, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN USING KOLLECTIN TO SHOW YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND INFLUENCE OTHERS? WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KOLLECTIN? 

I absolutely love the selection of jewelry within kollectin. I am a statement jewelry type of girl and Kollectin has an endless collection of dangling designs. There's nothing better than having a new selection of jewelry every month to inspire all of my ootd choices!

YOU HAVE SUCH GREAT STYLE! WHAT JEWELRY TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO FOR THE SUMMER? 

I'm loving the 80s throwback designs and bold necklaces. I love that jewelry right now is trending towards bigger and glammer, totally me!

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO PIECE OF KOLLECTIN JEWELRY? 

Definitely this gold cuff!

YOUR PICTURES ON KOLLECTIN ARE STUNNING. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE PERFECT PICTURE? 

Luckily I have @kikiwongo as my amazing photographer and editor so that definitely helps a lot! The most important thing is lighting. A bit overcast is great, too sunny is not great for taking photos.

WE ARE SUCH A BIG FAN AND WANT TO SEE MORE OF YOU! WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE? 

More upcoming travels to Bali and Puerto Rico, I'm definitely bringing my Kollectin pieces with me!

 

Connect with Kaila on Instagram - @kailayu

Visit Kaila's Tiny Boutique - kollectin.me/kailayu

Style Star of the Month | June 2018 | Serena Laurel

CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF? 

I am a Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Fashion Model and Brand Ambassador. I'm best known for my original singing and songwriting which is a stylish blend of retro-acoustic pop. I tour venues on the west coast and have Headlined originals at the Whisky Go Go, House of Blues, Lucky Strike and Roxy. I have a residency at the State Social House on Sunset Blvd montly where I perform live original music. My credits include a recurring role in the NC-16 series, co-star in It's Just A Story, Total Eclipse, award-winning Phoenix Song and stars as Sansa in Bird Song just to name a few. On YouTube I host my own show called Record Rant. I advocate self-love, acceptance and respect by using the creative arts to promote healing and positive messaging as an Artist Ambassador working closely with Free2Luv.org and BreakingTheChainsFoundation.org. I am a fashion model and brand influencer. Most recently, I have partnered with beauty and fashion brands: Bare Minerals, Speechless Dress, Louise & Eleanor, STSblues, LuxuryScentt Box, and Raw Sugar Living and of course, Kollectin.

WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS?

I'm an Artist an I aspire to create. Music is my passion and sharing my music with the world makes me happy. I just finished my first year of college for Music Composition and will continue working on my BA while navigating auditions, working with brands and making music.

 
 

WHO ARE YOUR MUSIC AND FASHION INSPIRATIONS?

My two favorite music and fashion Icons rolled into one are Zendaya and Zoe Kravitz. I covet their music, sense of style and self confidence. But I'm also inspired by everything that surrounds me. Particularly interacting with people and friends, it can cause a writing frenzy. Creating is simply a part of who I am. It's how I'm wired. I don't have a on or off switch for that it just happens.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

My music is a stylish blend of retro acoustic pop sprinkled with jazz. I feel like I dress the same way. I pull from vintage finds. I like modern bold one-of-a-king statement pieces mixed with relaxed garments. I'm also very attracted towards suiting in bold colors and patterns. I like to blend styles like a good acai bowl.

AS A KOLLECTIN STYLE STAR, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN USING KOLLECTIN TO SHOW YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND INFLUENCE OTHERS? WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KOLLECTIN?

As an Artist, I use fashion and styling to help create my distinctive vibe. I really enjoy sharing my style with others. Curating my own jewlery collection on the Kollectin app allows me the opportunity to share my ideas and access a large selection accessories from top designers for my own styling transformations. Social media is my lookbook, That's where I share my style and link to my collection on Kollectin. When I'm working with clothing brands, I bring my Kollectin pieces with me to the social media shoot. This helps with cross promotion and gives more

YOU HAVE SUCH GREAT STYLE! WHAT JEWELRY TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO FOR THE SUMMER?

Color and patterns. I am energized by brilliant color and patterns popping up. I'm loving the saturated color palettes and florals in the summer air.

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO PIECE OF KOLLECTIN JEWELRY? 

I lean towards the very dramatic one statement piece going out like the Starr Necklace.

 
 

For easy going daytime, if I only wear one piece, it's a pair of hoops.

A few of my favs are:

-The Wilma Earrings

-Peggy Earrings

-Trinity Earrings

YOUR PICTURES ON KOLLECTIN ARE STUNNING. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE PERFECT PICTURE?

Know your best angles, find the right light, take a little extra time on your make-up and remember that you are beautiful, your conficence will shine through your photos. If you aren't comfortable shooting yourself, hire professionals. It's always nice to have a glam team on your side.

WE ARE SUCH A BIG FAN AND WANT TO SEE MORE OF YOU! WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING FROM YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE?

The film IT'S JUST A STORY will be released to the public this summer. For live music sets, I'm at my residency once a month in West Hollywood at the State Social House. I will be filming NC-16 in the fall. You can watch me rant about music/albums with my celeb friends on my Youtube channel called RECORD RANT. And a full album is in the works as I continue going to the recording studio. You can follow my journey @SerenaLaurel#LaurelHugs

 
 

Connect with Serena on Instagram - @serenalaurel

Visit Serena's Tiny Boutique - kollectin.me/serenalaurel